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The Ballerina Project

Q: What are ballerinas made of?

A: Dedication, terribly hard work and many sacrifices. But not only that. The extra ingredients show in Dane Shitagi’s “Ballerina Project“. This collection of photographs is all about the charm, fragility and beauty of a life of precise timing and grace. The pictures portray professional or soon to be professional classical ballet dancers. The pictures have been taken over a period of 10 years.

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Le Louvre et ses visiteurs

They don’t make them like this anymore! I recently discovered these photos taken in the ’60s by famous and wonderful Alecio de Andrade. Worth seeing the entire collection.

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Matte…who?

Matte Stephens. I discovered his work recently and tried to find out who he was. His prints reminded me of Saul Bass and Henri’s Walk to Paris. He (Matte Stephens I mean) is a painter from Portland, Oregon. He paints with gouache and has a cat named Simon. What he can make you can see below:

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The Orvillecopter by Dutch artist Jansen flies in a gallery as part of the KunstRAI art festival in Amsterdam

The Orvillecopter!

I’m not sure how I feel about this, but I’m so surprised that I have to post it.
The story is like this: Bart Jansen had a tomcat. His name was Orville. Orville was ran over by a car. So he became the Orvillecopter.
Bart didn’t say good-bye to Orville and transformed him into this art/kitsch/tech/i don’t know what piece that was recently presented at the KunstRAI art fair.

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What does an Arab man look like?

So. What does he look like? Does he have a beard? A long “dress”? A camel? What is the expression on his face? And most important, how do you feel about him when you see him like that?

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